In the isolated, mountainous town of Clancy, Montana, singer/guitarist Dan Murphy, guitarist Justin Benner, and bassist Sam Smetana spent their formative years at elementary school together before they began writing and recording music. The beginning of high school turned the small-town natives into weekend warriors. Murphy and Smetana independently booked shows in every corner of the empty state
before the guys began touring throughout the rest of the country, still in their teens.
After defining their direction and focus as a band and...